Senior Audit Associate (Non-Profit)

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 477196

      At Sax, we are driven by our ability to turn every client’s dream into a reality. We are a forward-thinking multi-disciplinary accounting, tax, and financial services consulting firm serving the needs of closely held companies, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit entitles, government and high-net-worth individuals. We are dedicated to providing an environment that offers growth, stability and advancement opportunities, in a team member driven culture where contributions are recognized and rewarded. We have everything you need for a dynamic career!

      We are actively seeking a full-time Senior Audit Associate with Nonprofit experience to join our growing team! This position is 100% remote-based if not living near the NJ/NYC offices.


      This role will demonstrate advanced accounting and auditing skills and understanding of tax responsibilities. Supervise engagement teams, work independently, and interact with clients on a regular basis. Responsible for most stages of the engagement.

      Core Competencies:

      Client Service

      • Comprehensive understanding of client's business, industry, products, services, and internal controls in order to develop suggestions for improvements
      • Working knowledge of business-related issues including forms of organizational structure, business agreements, financing, insurance, and performance assessment to be able to reply to client questions
      • Manage engagement effectively and efficiently from planning to wrap up to meet and exceed client expectations and deadlines
      • Ability to effectively communicate with client in writing as well as orally
      • Communicate client concerns/problems timely to proper team member and provide input for appropriate response

      Expertise and Technical Skills

      • Establish a track record of producing work that is highly accurate; demonstrate attention to detail.
      • Demonstrate an advanced level of accounting skills including analysis of complex accounts and account relationships, knowledge of accounting pronouncements, and be able to prepare complex financial statements, including cash flow statement and footnote disclosures.
      • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of latest relevant accounting and auditing pronouncements
      • Ability to audit high risk components of an audit engagement
      • Ability to design audit programs relevant to the engagement risks
      • General knowledge of tax laws and ability to prepare moderate level tax returns for individuals, partnerships, and corporations
      • Ability to produce clear and concise written communications, including documenting in narrative form the results of accounting or auditing procedures performed
      • Develop an expertise in an Industry Service Group to better service clients in those industries

      Firm Economics and Business Growth

      • Ability to identify efficient methodologies and best practices and apply them on future engagements
      • Be aware of the scope of work and engagement budgets and proactively communicate potential issues to managers and partners as necessary
      • Attend meetings and become active in outside organizations appropriate to the Senior Associate level in order to start building business relationships
      • Recognize opportunities for expanding the Firm’s role with existing clients
      • Strive to meet charge hour goals and expectations

      Team Member Development

      • Clearly communicate performance expectations to team members
      • Provide quality on the job training and constructive, fair feedback in a timely manner
      • Promote a positive team member environment and open lines of communications
      • Delegate appropriately based on risk, engagement status, and staff developmental opportunities; ensure that team members have the growth opportunities to advance to the next level
      • Participate in Firm recruiting efforts to help attract top talent; take responsibility for helping retain talented team members

      Professional and Personal Growth

      • Involvement in professional organizations or trade groups specific to your client responsibility
      • Research and write articles for Firm publication in areas of expertise
      • Take ownership of personal career goals and seek out assistance from team members to help achieve aspirations (i.e. actively works towards CPA certification, joining associations and professional networks)
      • Think and care about the Firm like an owner. Commit to and uphold Firm values; demonstrate a sense of responsibility and dedication to the success of the organization
      • Respond constructively during a stressful situation or crisis. Remain calm and professional under pressure; handle risk and uncertainty with poise. Demonstrate maturity and professionalism in all situations


      Must be motivated, have the ability to multi-task and be organized. Maintain a positive attitude; be cooperative and flexible about the type of work assigned and in assisting other team members on assignments. Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

      Job Requirements:

      • 3+ years of public accounting experience
      • Must have B.A./B.S. degree in Accounting (MST/MBA is a plus); Must have a completion of 150 credit hours
      • CPA license is preferred
      • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), accounting, auditing and tax software.

      Comprehensive Benefits Package includes:

      • Generous Paid Time Off and Holidays
      • Paid Volunteer Day
      • Health and Wellness Initiatives and Incentives
      • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
      • Short- and Long-Term Disability
      • Flexible Spending Accounts
      • Tuition Reimbursement for Advanced Degrees
      • CPA Incentives
      • 401K Plan with Sax Matching Contribution
      • Summer Fridays
      • Employee Referral Bonus
      • Firm-Sponsored Events and much more!

      Sax LLP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We value diversity and inclusion in our workplace.

  • About the company

      Sax LLP is a multi-disciplinary accounting, tax and advisory firm serving the needs of closely held companies, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit organizations and high-net-worth individuals. For nearly 60 years, we have offered industry-specific ...